« Clos de Rochebonne » Beaujolais-Blanc

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This 16th-century walled vineyard is made up of the famous “golden stones” of this south Beaujolais region; it was historically attached to the château de Rochebonne standing at the summit of the village of Theizé, one of the communes of the “Golden Stones Country”. The soil is clay/limestone from the Jurassic era, which is the preferred terroir for Chardonnay. And lastly, facing due east enables it to give wines with a great deal of freshness.


Cultivation according to the criteria of Agriculture Biologique (organic farming). Vines trellised to a height of 2 metres, to keep a maximum leaf area, for good photosynthesis.
Grassed ground where flowers develop and attract a great many insects. Our little Ushant sheep are real environmentally-friendly mowers and help us manage the grassed areas. We use “green picking” in order to obtain a lower yield that is properly ripe and concentrated.

Certified Organic


Hand-picking, pneumatic pressing; after slight cold clarification, the juice from the press is casked in barrels that have been used for 1–10 wines; fermentations and maturing on second lees for 8 months.


This wine is revealed after a year in the bottle, to express a bouquet of white flowers, citrus fruits, and stone fruits like apricots or mirabelle plums. On the palate, it is underpinned by its elegant minerality, giving it suppleness and a long finish. Serve between 12–14°.

Serve with wine

This is an excellent wine for an aperitif, and marries perfectly with fresh-water fish; Pike, trout, pike-perch.

Beaujolais-Blanc «Clos de Rochebonne» Ratings and awards

James Suckling


«Smoky and flinty in the nose with classical elegance on the palate, you could mistake this chardonnay for a wine from a high-altitude site in the Côte de Beaune. Finely delineated contours, the delicate pear and lively citrus flavors leading you to the long, mineral finish. Drink or hold.»
La Tulipe Rouge


«« Bouquet engageant qui s'ouvre progressivement sur des notes d'agrumes et de chèvrefeuille avant d'évoquer des notes plus complexes de pétrichor. En bouche, les flaveurs évoluent vers la pêche et le beurre noisette pour terminer en finale sur des notes salines qui nous ramènent à la terre. Un charme ineffable. »»
James Suckling


Bill Nanson
«" Clos de Rochebonne" 2017 A rounded citrus nose, perhaps a touch of oak taking any sharp edges off the shape. Big and fresh in the mouth – an attack on the palate. Palate-staining flavour here – that’s impressive. Good character, great flavour. Excellent – one of the few»
Bettane + Dessauve


RVF guide vert 2020




Matthew Jukes
«Clos de Rochebonne "White Beaujolais is a rarity. They are only made when soils are perfect - and in the case of «Clos de Rochebonne» they are not only perfect, they are celestially beautiful."»





* (vin très réussi)